30 Great Children’s Books

In honor of Children’s Book Week, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of great children’s books. I asked friends and family members what books they would add to the list and got some great suggestions. Mo Willems came up quite frequently, as did Madeline, Harold and the Purple Crayon,  and many others. (My friend, Michelle, recommended The Gentleman Bat by Abraham Schroeder, which looks charming and I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.) And then, I sat down and made this list of 30 of my Favorite Children’s Books.

To help narrow it down, I tried to limit myself to only one book per author (although I couldn’t resist slipping in a second Dr. Seuss book) and focused my attention on books for younger children. I also tried to put together a range of books and have a mix of both classic books that I grew up on and newer books from the current generation of great children’s book writers.

Check out my picks in the slideshow below.  Did your favorites make the list? Which of my favorite kid’s books is your favorite?  Leave a comment and let me know!

(Don’t forget! This week, you can help give great books like these to kids in need when you make a purchase from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop. Find out more here.)


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2 Responses to 30 Great Children’s Books

  1. Aww OMG I wish I had remembered more of these when you asked on Facebook. Caps for sale and three little pigs the true story were some of my faves as a child. I really liked book with no pictures when I read it last year.

  2. Don’t feel bad Leslie. There are so many great books out there, it is impossible to remember (or include) them all. I’ve been looking at the list, wondering how I could have left Stone Soup off. I loved that book as a kid!

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